... in that combination anymore. I have been on Oxycontins and dont want that again. Can anyone suggest a different pain pill, I will still be on the patches, I just need a new break through medicine and don't know what I should talk to my doc about. Thanks
I would suggest first you get your fentanyl patch increased. 50mcg is a pretty low dose. Oxycodone is probably the best for breakthro pain. I would stay away from anything with tylenol in it, since long term use of tylenol can lead to liver damage.
Ask to try Morphine Sulfate, IR (immediate release) or Oxycodone IR, Oxycontin & patches are not for breakthrough pain. Hope this helps.
personally 30mg oxycodone is the best "Breakthrough" med in my opinion
I was just prescribed Fentanyl patch 12mcg and Norco 10mg for extreme pain related to three knee replacement surgeries on the SAME knee over a 9 mos period. This was after using 40 - 60mg oxycodone daily for the past 9 mos. It appears to work quite well except without the Norco, the Fentanyl is not enough since the pain is horrendous. I am going in to get examined again today however I will be continuing the combination indefinitely. I asked to up the Fentanyl since my specialist wants me to use only the patch and use the Norco for breakthrough only, however I have to wait 3 wks before it can be increased, in order to give my body time to get used to it.
I also have chronic lower back pain. My doctor has me on 50mcg/hr fentanyl and 3-10mg. of oxycodone. I Change my patch every 48 hours. The patch only seems to last for about 24 hours! I need more break through medication!! How do you get a doctor to help or is there something to take the place of fentanyl and 10 mg. of oxycodone every 8 hours?
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